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Read The Shorthorn

Every Monday-Thursday


Activities Fair Day

January 25, 10 a.m.

UC Palo Duro


UT Arlington Night at DSW Shoes

January 25, 5-9 p.m.

DSW @ The Parks Mall


Student Organization Development Session

Taking Your Organization to the Next Level

January 27, Noon

UC Guadalupe

Re-registration Deadline

February 1, 5 p.m.


First Basketball Games in the College Park Center

February 1

6 p.m. (Women's)

8 p.m. (Men's)



February 9-11





A Message from SGO

Welcome Back!


Spring semester is in full swing and we're excited to have you back on campus.  Get ready for a busy and fun-filled semester here at UT Arlington with Activities Fair Day, Homecoming, the opening of the College Park Center, the Drake concert, elections, and much more just right around the corner.  Hope you all enjoyed your Winter Break and had a good first week back to school.  See you soon!



Student Governance & Organizations

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Inspiration of the Week

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to
getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting on the first one."
-Mark Twain

Opportunities  & Announcements

Spring Re-registration


Deadline:  February 1


All groups will need to log in to MavOrgs and click the 'Register this Organization' button under your listing in the Organizations Directory.  The registration process will ask you for directory information (e-mail, websites, social media, phone, fax, etc) a profile photo, and organization interests that describe your organization.  Please have on-hand at the time of registration officer information (name, email, MavID #) for at least 3 officers and Advisor information (name, email, campus box number, department) as that information will be requested.  Keep in mind the person who completes this will be listed as the Primary Contact within the system.  When you complete re-registration, please encourage your officers and members to log in to MavOrgs and join your organization to communicate with you, each other, and our office, and to stay up to speed on events on campus.


If you fail to re-register your organization by February 1, 2012, your organization will be placed on temporary inactive status.

Spring Activities Fair Day Sign Ups

Deadline:  January 23


Promote your organization to thousands of students at this event on Wednesday, January 25, beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Tables will be available day of, for those that sign up, on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 8 a.m.  Sign up online on the MavOrgs homepage.

Want to win free pizza for your organization?

Deadline: January 25


Complete this quick end-of-the-year survey about your experience and communication with Student Governance & Organizations.  Your feedback is important to us as our staff strives to improve your student organization and your campus involvement experience. This survey should only take about 5 minutes of your time and your answers will be completely anonymous. Also, by filling out the survey, you will be entered into a drawing for up to $100 of free pizza for your organization's next meeting or event. Please complete no later than Wednesday, January 25. Chance drawing winners will be announced the week of January 30 in The MavOrgs Leader e-newsletter.  Click here to access the survey.

Apply to be a 2012 Maverick Orientation Leader

Deadline:  January 30

Do you enjoy helping others? Love to share your Maverick spirit? Want to improve your leadership skills? Apply to be a 2012 Maverick Orientation Leader! Maverick Orientation Leaders are the first to welcome new students and parents during the summer orientation program in June, July and August.  Mav OLs develop valuable leadership skills including public speaking, conflict management, teamwork, and problem solving.  For more information and to speak with former Mav OLs please stop by the upcoming Maverick Orientation Leader interest sessions:  Thursday, January 26 @ 5:30 pm- UC, Palo Pinto


Applications and position descriptions are available at

Show Your Pride in the 2012 Homecoming Parade!

Deadline: February 1


Sign ups are now open for organizations to participate in the Homecoming Parade on Saturday, February 11 at 5:20 p.m.   This year's Homecoming parade will be bigger and better than ever and we want your group or organization to be a part of it!  The Homecoming committee will have a variety of golf carts for you to decorate and use and also signage for you to decorate if your group would like to walk in the parade.  All student, faculty and staff groups are welcome.


For more information and to register, visit the Homecoming website or contact Student Activities at 817-272-2963.

Can You Handle the Heat?

Registration Deadline: February 3


Join the Homecoming crew and The Division of Student Affairs for our annual chili cook-off-bracket bowl style that will take place on Friday, February 10 from noon- 1 p.m. on the UC Mall.  Teams will compete within their assigned divisions to win the ultimate prize of HCBB champion, bragging rights, and an awesome trophy.  All student, faculty, and staff groups are invited to participate.


To register and view more information on judging criteria for the Chili Bowl, please visit  For more information, please call 817-272-9234.

Show Your Pride and Win $250!

Deadline:  February 10


Want to celebrate UT Arlington Day? Want to show off your spirit? Want to win $250? Then enter the Show Your Maverick Pride photo contest!  All you have to do is dress yourself, your neighbors, your kids, your pets, your house, your place of business, your car, or anything else in your best blue, orange and white Maverick gear, take a picture, then e-mail the photo to the Alumni Association. Three winners will be chosen and will receive $250 each!  Click here for more information.



Is your student organization looking for money?  Program Assistance Funds are University-granted monies supplied every year to provide campus organizations supplemental funding for their events and attendance to conferences.  Student Congress oversees the distribution of these monies, and applications are available in the Student Congress
 office in the lower level UC, B150, or online at


Upcoming Events

Spring Events Calendar


Your involvement and leadership development are important to us here at UT Arlington.  Throughout the Spring, SGO and our campus partners will offer various workshops and events to enhance your skills as a leader of your organization as well as connect you to the campus community.  See the Spring 2012 Student Organization Calendar for dates and details.

Want to Spend  Your Summer in Washington D.C.?

Info Session

January 24, 3:00 p.m.


Spend a semester living, learning and interning in the nation's capital!  Each fall and spring, 32 undergraduate students from the UT System are selected to participate in the Archer Fellowship Program-a challenging and rewarding internship and academic experience in Washington, D.C.  Learn how you can become an Archer Fellow by attending an information session on Tuesday, January 24th at 3:00pm in the Honors Library or visit

DSWUT Arlington Night at DSW Shoes

January 25, 5-9 p.m.


Student Congress, in conjunction with Paint the Town Blue, is hosting UT Arlington Night at DSW.  The DSW shoe store at The Parks Mall in Arlington will be offering 20% off all regular-priced items and 10% off all clearance items in the store to UT Arlington faculty/staff/students/alumni. All you have to do is show your UTA ID in order to receive the discount(s).  Feel free to wear your Maverick colors to show your school pride!

Teach For America Info Session 

February 2, 6 p.m.

FINAL Application Deadline: Friday, February 10


Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates, graduate students, and professionals from all majors and career interests who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity.  To learn more about why now, more than ever, you should consider applying to Teach For America, click here:  For more information, visit

Date: Thursday, February 2
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
Location: College of Business, Room 336
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